Anyone can cobble together a random smattering of wine glasses and booze bottles, toss in a cocktail shaker and call it a "home bar," but if you're serious about drinking (or just have enough friends who are) and over the age of 25, you owe it to yourself and guests to try a little harder. There's no need to get crazy and splurge on a luxe setup, but setting yourself up with basics is a wise move if you want to at least look like you know what's up when it comes to booze. It's not complicated, either, you just need to know where to start.
To get you on the right track, we've pulled together a selection of the best home bar staples -- from the obvious to the less so -- to leave you armed and ready to whip up all manner of adult beverages. Learning how to do that is on you, though.